UA Poetry Center, UA Creative Writing Program
Alberto Ríos, poet laureate of Arizona and alumnus of the UA MFA in Creative Writing program, reads across his published body of work, specifically poems from his books Whispering to Fool the Wind (1982), The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body (2002), The Dangerous Shirt (2009), and Not Go Away Is My Name (2020). Major themes in this reading include Ríos' grandmother, language, ancestry, and occasions around food. This reading was originally given alongside Cara Blue Adams and Aisha Sabatini Sloan to celebrate the MFA program's 50th anniversary.
by Kate Bernheimer
Differs slightly from published version.
Ríos, Alberto. The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body. Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 2002.